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South Africa-The Emma Animal Rescue Society TEARS

Project Name:The Emma Animal Rescue Society (TEARS)
Date Posted:16/02/2009
Date Updated:09/12/2009
Country:Cape Town, South Africa
Address:P.O. Box 22376, Fish Hoek, 7974
or
Rock Aloe Farm, Lekkerwater Rd, Sunnydale, Cape Town 7975
Commitment:1 week minimum
Type Of Work:We are a pro-life animal rescue society, working in underpriviledged areas. We always have a need for Clinic assistants, Veterinarians, dog walkers, cat lovers, etc. We have about 300 dogs and cats in our care. There is a mobile van that goes into various areas 6 days a week.
Required Skills:Adults of both sexes 18+, No skills, just a love for animals and like minded people.
Costs:you make your own arrangements for accomodation, food etc, there are no costs to volunteer with us.
Contact Person:Marilyn Hoole
Email:    (Note: email address is tripple protected from spammers.)
Website: http://www.tears.org.za
Phone:021 7854482 , Fax: 021 785 4354
Additional Info:See website for full details

Description: Emma Animal Rescue Society, South Africa and was formed as the suffering of animals in poorer communities in South Africa has reached horrific proportions; the SPCA and other Animal Welfare organisations are simply overwhelmed and cannot cope. TEARS is a pro-life animal rescue society, whose core aim is to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home abandoned, abused and neglected dogs and cats. They also aim to teach children to have compassion for animals as studies have shown that where traumatised or brutalised children are taught to care for something more helpless than themselves, the cycle of abuse can be broken.

As a registered charity, TEARS relies entirely on public donations and the generosity of animal lovers. Being a pro-life society, there is no limit on how long a dog or cat can stay with them, but as the number of animals increases every year, so does their need for support from the community, especially for volunteers of all ages. They are always looking for volunteers to assist with all manner of animal related tasks. Here are a few ways in which to get involved:

  • Kennels (working one-on-one with the dogs and puppies) - Includes jobs such as walking, grooming, rehabilitating and training our shelter animals, as well as spending time with the dogs and puppies, giving them love and attention or finding them new homes.
  • Cattery (working one-on-one with the cats and kittens) - Includes tasks such as leaning litter trays to bottle-feeding, rehabilitation and spending time with the cats and kittens, giving them love and attention or finding them new homes.
  • Animal Rescue - help rescue animals in distress.
  • Office Assistant - Assist in the answering of phones, doing paperwork, general office and public relations, etc.
  • General Maintenance - Fixing of kennels/cattery, painting, handiwork, carpentry and repairs.
  • General Fundraising - Helping at events, shows, exhibitions or awareness displays; baking, knitting, crafts, needlework; Selling raffle tickets, Christmas cards, etc.
  • Home-Checks - They are desperate for home checkers people who are able to visit adopted animals to ensure their well-being and that our conditions of adoption are being adhered to.
  • Gardening - Keen Gardeners with green fingers are always needed to beautify our premises!

We can recommend a back packers down the road from us, although there is an informal settlement between the backpackers and our shelter. There are suitable b & b's in the area.

Please visit their website for a full list of volunteering opportunities